Well, if forums are here to express our thoughts, mine goes like this..:
You are mastered the art of "being Anti-Author while seeming Pro-Author".
I don't know how this never-changing behaviour will help to both parties in the long run (if the "run" will be long anyway) ; but you are surely on a wrong path, my friends.
- Establish Trust.
- Respect the Authors' hard-work.
Edit: And when it comes to "user experience", I don't want to write about it anymore (after all the changes on homepages and how the most precious areas are wasted with those changes), but how come you decided to hide "Forums" in that dropDown?